IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) for Linux on z Systems

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 26 February 2016, updated 14 April 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738454990
ISBN-13: 9780738454993
IBM Form #: REDP-5308-00
(110 pages)

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Authors: Octavian Lascu, Randy Brewster, Rich Conway, Andrei Socoliuc, Andrei Vlad


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum Scale™ for Linux on z Systems™.

This paper helps you install and configure IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS™) in a disaster recovery configuration. Scenario testing is described for various events: Site failure, storage failure, node failure. Recovery procedures from each tested scenario are provided.

This paper also provides an installation and configuration scenario for saving data stored in a Spectrum Scale file system by using IBM Spectrum Protect™ integration features. Multi-node backup usage is described.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview and scenarios
Chapter 2. Implementing Spectrum Scale synchronous mirroring using GPFS replication on Linux on z Systems
Chapter 3. Common administrative tasks

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